Thanks to our amazing supporters, charitable income totalled nearly £2,300,000 in the 2022-23 financial year. This support is helping to make a lasting difference for the benefit of our patients now and in the future.

Kingston Hospital is a district general hospital supporting around 350,000 people in Kingston, Richmond, Elmbridge (Surrey), Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton. It has approximately 450 acute and general beds and directly employs about 3,200 staff.

What your help enables us to do

Rebuilding and refurbishment to create patient-centred spaces designed to deliver the best care possible. Recent examples include development of the Maxwell Thorne Haematology Day Unit and refurbishment of three of the care of the elderly wards to become dementia-friendly environments. Charitable funding has also helped develop the new Nadhmi Auchi Retina Centre and the Andrew Winrow Oncology Unit which is self-contained, while being linked to the rest of the children’s service.

Cutting-edge equipment to improve diagnosis and treatment, helping to ensure all our patients receive outstanding care and the best possible outcomes. Charitable monies have enabled the hospital to recently acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the benefit of our endoscopy, urology and ophthalmology patients.

Providing services and comforts to ease the burden on patients and their families, ensuring the care provided is as comprehensive as possible. For example, with our support a specialist bereavement counselling service for women who have a suffered a still birth or death of a new-born baby was successfully piloted and has now been successfully incorporated as part of the service provided by our maternity department. We have also enabled our endoscopy service to start providing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to our patients as this, and bile duct stenting, is the treatment of choice for patients with obstructive jaundice, which is usually caused by a cancer obstructing the bile duct, or a gallstone impacting the bile duct.

Medical research to ensure Kingston Hospital continues to increase its participation in research studies and trials to find more effective ways to prevent, diagnose or treat disease, improving the current and future health of our patients.

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff as we must care for ourselves, if we are to provide the best care possible for our patients. This has been a particular focus during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as colleagues have been working under sustained and intense pressure.

The short films below, which have been produced by volunteer Ed Goldwyn, provide an opportunity to hear from colleagues about how charitable support is making a difference to their service.

Help us to continue to provide the best care possible

Everything we achieve is thanks to our amazing supporters. With their help, Kingston Hospital is able to go further and faster than is possible with NHS funding alone. We are so grateful to have them as part of our team, as we couldn’t do it without them.

The Difference You Make